The Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently released the annual State of Care review. It concludes that most care provided across England is of good quality and improving. Community care services need to be improved. Innovations in new approaches to care should be supported. The main section headings in this report cover:
- Part 1: The State of Care in England 2018/19.
- People struggle to get access to the care they need and want.
- Integration and innovation are at the heart of better care.
- Part 2: The Sectors CQC Regulates.
- Adult social care.
- Hospitals, community health and ambulance services.
- Mental health care.
- Primary medical services.
- Equality in health and social care.
- The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
- Appendix: Overall sector ratings.
More than half of A&Es ‘not good enough’. London: BBC Health News, October 15th 2019.
This relates to:
The state of health care and adult social care in England 2018/19. London: Care Quality Commission (CQC), October 2019.
“More and better community services are needed to help people avoid crisis situations”. p.7
Related Background Information From Healthwatch England
“Healthwatch England has suggested that fewer than half of all people with dementia, who use social care, are getting the regular care reviews they are entitled to as part of the support they receive from councils. p.12.
Why it’s important to review the care of people with dementia. [Online]: Healthwatch England, July 1st 2019.
Earlier Age UK Research: Cited by CQC Report
“More older people than ever are missing out on the vital care and support they need, and delayed hospital discharges due to a lack of social care are costing the NHS a staggering £500 a minute, new analysis by Age UK has highlighted”.
1.4 million older people aren’t getting the care and support they need – a staggering increase of almost 20% in just two years. [Online]: Age UK, July 9th 2018.
SpeakUp2020 Campaign (Healthwatch England)
The SpeakUp2020 campaign encourages everyone to speak up about how to improve health and social care services in their communities, with a view to sharing their opinions / insights with decision makers across the NHS, social care and the Government.
SpeakUp2020: calling for public to share their experiences of the NHS. [Online]: Healthwatch England, January 2020.